IN BRIEF - Eels released in south China river to sustain fishing resources
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Some 2,000 kg of adult eels and 35,000 young eels have been released into the Desheng River, south China's Guangdong Province, to proliferate the eel breeding population in the natural watercourse.
Eels are a cash species in China. Due to the combined influence of the global climate, environmental challenges and human activities, aquatic resources have decreased sharply worldwide.
Young eels are caught in mainland China in early spring and spend about half a year in farms growing to maturity and fattening up.Image: Eel at a farm in Guangdong Province, China. (Photo by Takumi Sasaki)
Eel farming has been developed in south China's Pearl River Delta. In May, the eel species in Shunde City was included in China's national list of famous and excellent agricultural products.
This eel release activity, which was carried out Friday, is expected to help restore the eel stock in the area. Scientists will trace the growth of the released eels in order to explore ways to promote the conservation of aquatic resources.
Vietman's fishing industry increased its exports to the EU by 1% during the month of August, coinciding with the entry into force of the free trade agreement (EVFTA). Sales to the community market reached $ 98 million. "This shows that companies have understood and implemented the incentives of the agreement in a timely manner," highlights the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep).
The most positive changes have been in shrimp, squid and octopus. Of these, shrimp increased by almost 16% during the same period as 2019, almost 9% compared to July 2020; squid and octopus increased 10% during the same period in 2019 and almost 24% compared to July 2020.
Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full articlehere
Faced with challenges such as the fight against hunger and the challenge of feeding a world population that in 2050 will exceed 10 billion people, with projections that show that it will be necessary to double world food production, the focus has been on taking advantage of the great potential of the oceans as a source of healthy food.
In addition to the fight against hunger, aquaculture and fisheries are considered essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and essential, also, to preserve the oceans, seas and marine resources.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full articlehere
Mowi has today appointed Fernando Villarroel (45) as Chief Operating Officer Farming Americas. Mr Villarroel is Managing Director of Mowi Chile and has held a variety of executive positions in the farming industry including being Managing Director of Cermaq Canada for 10 years. Mr Villarroel holds a degree in Auditing and Management from the Universidad Austral of Chile.
“I am very pleased that Fernando has accepted this challenge. He is a very experienced farmer with 20 years’ experience from various key positions in the salmon industry. Fernando and his team have delivered stellar biological figures in Mowi Chile after he took the reins in 2017”, says Ivan Vindheim, CEO of Mowi.
Further to this appointment Mowi Faroes will be organised under COO Farming Scotland and Ireland.
The changes will be effective from today, 26 October 2020, and the Group Management Team will consists of:
CEO: Ivan Vindhei
CFO: Kristian Ellingsen
COO Farming Norway: Øyvind Oaland
COO Farming Scotland, Ireland and the Faroes: Ben Hadfield
COO Farming Americas: Fernando Villarroel
COO Sales & Marketing: Ola Brattvoll
COO Feed: Atle Kvist
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer: Catarina Martins
Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Blumar has submitted a proposed project to the national environmental impact evaluation service (SEIA) for a USD 4 million (EUR 3.4 million) expansion of its frozen products plant, located in the Isla Rocuant sector in the municipality of Talcahuano.
According to documents submitted to the SEIA, the project would expand raw material processing capacity for frozen fish production of Blumar’s Pesquera el Golfo brand, from 200 tons per day to 600 tons per day.
Author: Christian Molinari / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Desmond Chow, the founder of Singapore Crawfish, is so convinced that crayfish aquaculture is ripe for investment that he’s spent the past two years, and considerable amounts of his own capital, developing a range of crayfish farming technologies and products, including specialized crayfish feed and high-tech integrated farming systems.
He aims to develop disease resistant crayfish larvae to be on-grown by partners in various parts of Asia – namely Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full article here
Norsk Sjømat is postponing plans to list on the Oslo Stock Exchange, blaming increasing turbulence in the financial market.
The company said the uncertainty was particularly acute in the seafood sector at the moment.
The surprise announcement comes just three weeks after salmon farmer Norsk Sjømat and conventional fishing company Nergård announced they were joining forces to create a giant group, Norwegian Seafood.
The two operations are major players in their respective spheres and are owned by Per Magne Grøndahl and Bjarte Tunold.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here
After almost a year with a lot of uncertainty and a lack of important meeting places, there are many questions related to next year’s Aqua Nor. The Nor-Fishing Foundation removes all doubt - there will be an Aqua Nor in August 2021.
The management shares how they're planning the fair in relation to the ongoing pandemic and reveals new features that will renew and improve the exhibition experience.
Brussels seeks for this year a sustainability that in other areas leaves for 2025
The better the worse. It turns out that most of the target species of the Galician fleet are already exploited within the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and, nevertheless, the sector continues to be scared with more sacrifices and cuts, as suggested by scientists for hake south, which they intend to harvest almost a hundred tons next year.
Although the Brussels proposal on total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for the Atlantic is not yet on the table, the one concerning the Baltic Sea is.
Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full articlehere
The salmon farming company Arctic Offshore Farming AS (AOF) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS). In 2018, NRS / AOF received development licenses from the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries to establish semi-submersible steel structures (cages) for farming salmon in Troms, Northern Norway. And today, two centers with a total capacity of 5,990 tonnes are being built for the Fellesholmen facility west of Tromsø.
The Aquaculture Business Association of Spain (APROMAR) has launched this Wednesday, October 21, the project "Aquaculture of Spain" with the opening of the website and social networks and the beginning of a series of communication activities in different channels. Among the activities that will take place in the coming days, a press conference has been planned to present this project, where some of the most relevant data from the Sustainability Report on which APROMAR is working will also be shown. All this, framed in the Strategic Communication Plan that the association has launched.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here
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